Chicago Math: Three is Only Two

-By Warner Todd Huston

On WLS AM 89 radio in Chicago political reporter Bill Cameron featured an interview with Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel that shows just why math is soooooo darn hard for politicians.

The interview was about Rahm trying to get hundreds of millions of our tax dollars to be set aside and wasted–er, bestowed–on a presidential library for Barack Obama.

In the radio clip Rahm says the following:

“I have been to both the Lincoln library, the Carter library down in Atlanta, President Clinton’s library in Little Rock, and seen the economic and cultural energy that’s created.”

So, Rahm has been to “both” of all three locations?

No wonder it is so hard for our Chicago politicians to understand that hard math stuff. When three only equals two, I guess we can see why so much money mysteriously disappears in Chicago.

I’d like to note that George W. Bush’s Presidential Library is funded by private sources. No tax dollars involved.

(Note on the WLS website, Bill Cameron helped Rahm out by editing out the “both” in Rahm’s quote in the written piece. But Rahm clearly says “both” on the sound clip aired by WLS. Even Cameron understood that the “both” made Rahm look bad, so Cameron made to help Rahm out by editing the quote to sound better. Thanks lapdog media.)

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Posted by on April 18, 2014.
Filed under Asshats, Big government, corruption, Culture, Culture Of Corruption, Democrats, Economics, Liberals, Media.
Warner Todd Huston is a Chicago-based freelance writer, has been writing opinion editorials and social criticism since early 2001 and is featured on many websites such as Andrew Breitbart's BigGovernment.com and BigJournalism.com, RightWingNews.com, CanadaFreePress.com, RightPundits.com, StoptheACLU.com, Human Events Magazine, among many, many others. Additionally, he has been a frequent guest on talk-radio programs to discuss his opinion editorials and current events.He has also written for several history magazines and appears in the new book "Americans on Politics, Policy and Pop Culture" which can be purchased on amazon.com. He is also the owner and operator of PubliusForum.com. Feel free to contact him with any comments or questions, EMAIL Warner Todd Huston: igcolonel .at. hotmail.com"The only end of writing is to enable the reader better to enjoy life, or better to endure it." --Samuel Johnson

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  • Retired military

    2 Democrats = 3 votes. It is the Chicago way.

  • Brucehenry

    Does it hurt when you streeeeetch that far?

    • warnertoddhuston

      You tell me. One MUST streeeeeeetch to be a liberal. It is the most un-human, illogical ideology possible. In fact, one must be a pretzel to believe it.

      • Brucehenry

        Well at least there’s plenty for liberals to be pissed off about without worrying about a grammar mistake.

        • jim_m

          Usually when we see liberals pissed off it is because some conservative hasn’t been silenced sufficiently. What pisses them off is that they have to hear the conservative ideas and that the offenders are not being arrested for daring to offend others with their ideas.

          • warnertoddhuston

            Yes, liberals have plenty to be upset over. Their re-education camps haven’t been opened yet, they haven’t been able to eliminate the Constitution altogether, they haven’t outlawed free speech and gun rights far enough yet, they haven’t yet been able to get Washington D.C. re-named after Stalin yet… but they keep trying.

          • Brucehenry

            In other words all your alarmist fear mongering has been shown to be the paranoid fantasy I keep saying it is, lol.

          • Vagabond661

            Sure except for Obamacare, fast and furious, Benghazi, IRS persecutions, NSA snooping and EPA overeach.

          • jim_m

            Since these were all directed at ideological opponents they are not perceived by Bruce as being illegal, immoral or in any way signs of creeping fascism. Bruce supports all of these and more. Bruce would explain all of these with two words; “Shut up”.

          • Brucehenry

            Obamacare will eventually be seen to be a success. If you think Fast and Furious or Benghazi rise to the level of Iran-Contra or the bogus Grenada invasion (something wingnuts minimize or defend) you’re as paranoid and ignorant of history as Warner and Jim. I’ll give you NSA snooping — that’s bad. “EPA overreach” is a zombie fake scandal like ACORN or Michelle eating a bacon cheeseburger. IRS is a nothingburger too.

            So congratulations, you are Warner’s target demographic — middle aged white rubes.

          • Vagabond661

            If you mean a success by bankrupting us and the insurance companies to feed a bloated government beaucracy then i agree. Can you say Obamaphone? I knew that you could.

          • jim_m

            Can he say it? The uneducated ass probably has one.

          • jim_m

            That’s right Bruce, 300 dead people due to illegal obama sponsored gun running are nothing compared to flouting a BS law that was passed to criminalize GOP foreign policy. Bruce doesn’t care how many Mexicans die because they have brown skin (and more importantly, don’t vote democrat).

            Meanwhile obama violated federal law in order to advance a domesticc policy of violating people’s 2nd amendment rights. Bruce is OK with that too because he doesn’t believe that the 2nd amendment should be honored.

            But there was nothing ever to see there. Just because the BATF threatened FFL’s with loss of their license when they protested against selling guns illegally; just because Americans are being murdered with the guns obama sold illegally, there’s NOTHING to that scandal.

            Nope Bruce is much more offended that the Reagan Admin might have actually done something to oppose communism. THAT is where the real scandal is for Bruce. For Bruce the scandal is when the United States stands against oppression.

            Bruce is a solid apologist for fascism. There is nothing that this admin could do that he would protest against.

          • jim_m

            Obamacare will eventually be seen to be a success.

            Yeah. That’s why obama is having the methodology of the census changed so that there cannot be any assessment of whether or not obamacare is actually benefiting the nation. Yep. Nothing to see here. Just keep parroting the official doctrine or have the IRS and DOJ investigate you for criminal wrongdoing. (But that isn’t abuse of power it is just because shut up)

          • Vagabond661

            and Gitmo is STILL open.

          • jim_m

            Careful, Bruce will claim that obama’s failure to follow through on his demagoguery on Gitmo means that obama is a neo-con and therefore not a left wing hypocrite.

          • Brucehenry

            Jim has even NAMED his strawman now. He calls him “Bruce.”

  • Commander_Chico

    So he had a brain fart. Who hasn’t started something with “both” and then thought of a third thing?

    Also, the fact that GW Bush’s library is funded privately seems more corrupt than virtuous to me, unless he’s paying for it himself out of the Prescott/Bush family fortune. Who donated, KBR, BAE and General Dynamics?

    • warnertoddhuston

      “Who donated, KBR, BAE and General Dynamics?” Who cares? As long as my taxes didn’t go for it, I couldn’t care less.

      • Commander_Chico

        Your taxes did go for it. Much more than the price of a library and museum. That’s how it works.

        • jim_m

          Ass. there is a difference between the government spending money directly and someone, who does a job for the government and gets paid for that job, spending money on things they choose.

          The only way the latter constitutes our taxes paying for anything is the communist notion that all money belongs to the government. But then we have already established that this lie is exactly what you believe.

          • Commander_Chico

            someone, who does a job for the government and gets paid for that job, spending money on things they choose.

            aka kickbacks.

          • jim_m

            Sigh. So according to you when the government pays a contractor to do a job whatever that contractor spends money on is government spending, whatever the employees of that contractor spend their money on is government spending, and if the recipient is affiliated with a political party it is an illegal kickback.

            You’re an ass. What you just said is an admission that you believe that government owns all money.

    • Retired military

      And Chico goes with Option E. Oh look a shiny.

      Speaking of brain farts here is one Chico had.

      “As I said before, try answering what people say, and not try to put words in others’ mouths, debate goes better” – Chico, Famed Wizbangblog poster

      How about practising what you preach Chico.

      1 Oprah,the Lamestream media, Reid, Pelosi, and other major dems have called people racist simply because they oppose Obama’s

      policies. Yet when they oppose those same policies when espoused by Bill, Hillary. Reid, Pelos, Gore, Kerry, etc etc they weren’t considered racist then by Oprah, etc etc (I don’t know isn’t good enough)

      Do you feel that it is because the left is just playing the race card?

      2. People were called racist anarchist terrorists when they tried to delay Obamacare yet Al Franken who did the same thing wasn’t called Racist. Do you feel that it is because he is a democrat and the people doing the call just playing the race card because that is all they have?

      3. People were called racist anarchist terrorist when they called for the delay of all or part of Obamacare and Obama who is unconstitutionally doing the same thing is not called a racist anarchist terrorist. Do you feel that it is because he is a democrat and the people doing the calling are just playing the race card because that is all they have?

      4. Chico stated ” They (duck dynasty guys) were clean shaven before they pitched the TV show.” yet you provided zero proof of this statement. Please do so now.

      Examples of statements 1, 2, and 3 (since you reject the premise)

      Salon writer Joan Wals

      It’s simply stunning: Longtime Republican imagemaker Ailes figured out how to make sure that our twice-elected Democratic president, backed by a coalition that represents an emerging, multiracial America, must periodically be checked and hopefully shamed by a representative of the angry right-wing white male minority that barely considers him a legitimate leader…

      O’Reilly and Ailes and their viewers see this president as unqualified and ungrateful, an affirmative action baby who won’t thank us for all we’ve done for him and his cohort. The question was, of course, deeply condescending and borderline racist. Obama has been afforded “so much opportunity”? What about O’Reilly, who pretends he’s a working-class son of Levittown, Long Island, when he’s actually the kid of an accountant who grew up in Westbury and went to private high school and university

      ]——-

      Wall Street Journal’s Steve Moore: “This is still a pretty conservative country and people are upset about the policies in Washington and they don’t think the politicians are listening.”

      Host Chris Matthews: “Okay, I think, I think some of the people are upset because we have a black President.”

      Talking about the town hall protests against ObamaCare on MSNBC’s Hardball, August 11, 2009.

      If racism is not the whole of the Tea Party, it is in its heart, along with blind hatred, a total disinterest in the welfare of others, and a full-flowered, self-rationalizing refusal to accept the outcomes of elections, or the reality of democracy, or the narrowness of their minds and the equal narrowness of their public support.”

      — MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann on Countdown, March 22, 2010.

      “The Republican Party in this country has been running on hate and division for the last 50 years….What black person, gay guy or girl, immigrant or Muslim American in their right mind would vote for the Republican Party? They might as well hang a sign around their neck saying, ‘I hate myself.’”

      — Fill-in host Cenk Uygur on MSNBC’s The Ed Show, August 26, 2010

      Clip from RNC ad: “Stop Obama and his union bosses today. The Republican National Committee is responsible for the content of this advertising.”

      Host Lawrence O’Donnell: “The Republican Party is saying that the President of the United States has bosses, that the union bosses this President around, the unions boss him around. Does that sound to you like they are trying to consciously or subconsciously deliver the racist message that, of course, of course a black man can’t be the real boss?”

      Ex-Governor Jennifer Granholm (D-MI): “Wow, I hadn’t thought about the racial overtones….”

      — MSNBC’s The Last Word, February 25, 2011.

      “The interesting question is: what is it about this President that has stripped away the veneer of respect that normally accompanies the office of the President? Why do Republicans think this President is unpresidential — unpresidential, and shouldn’t dare to request this kind of thing? It strikes me that it could be the economic times, it could be that he won so big in 2008, or it could be, let’s face it, the color of his skin.”

      — MSNBC political analyst and ex-Newsweek reporter Richard Wolffe talking about the brief contretemps over scheduling Obama’s speech to Congress, The Last Word, August 31, 2011.

      “I get out of all of these things that many of these [Republican] candidates would rather take legislation to build a time machine and go back in time to where we had, you know, no women voting, slavery was cool. I mean, it’s just kind of ridiculous.”

      — Daytime anchor Thomas Roberts on MSNBC Live, September 23, 2011, talking about the previous night’s GOP debate.

      “Plus, what Mitt Romney has in common with the KKK. Details on a rare Romney campaign blunder ahead….So you might not hear Mitt Romney say ‘keep America American’ anymore. That’s because it was a central theme of the KKK in the 1920s. It was a rallying cry for the group’s campaign of violence and intimidation against blacks, gays and Jews.”

      — Anchor Thomas Roberts on MSNBC Live, December 14, 2011.

      Host Chris Matthews: “How does this guy [Mitt Romney] go from hard right, severely conservative, to this new regular mainstream character he’s portraying himself as?…He ran as a full mooner, Michael. You know, he was saying ‘There’s no such thing as science.’… How can he go from Flat Earth, ‘I don’t believe in evolution,’ to all of a sudden, ‘I’m teaching biology’?… It certainly was in the Grand Wizard crowd over there, okay?”

      Former RNC Chairman Michael Steele: “Wait, I resent that! No. Come on, what is this ‘Grand Wizard’ nonsense? Are you saying that we’re Ku Klux Klan?”

      Matthews: “Okay, I’m just saying, the far-right party.”

      Steele: “Give me a break! Don’t go there with me on that.”

      — MSNBC’s Hardball, April 23, 2012.

      You notice he [Romney] says ‘anger’ twice. He’s really trying to use racial coding and access some really deep stereotypes about the angry black man. This is part of the playbook against Obama. The other-ization, he’s not like us. I know it’s a heavy thing to say. I don’t say it lightly. But this is niggerization, ‘You are not one of us,’ and that ‘you are like the scary black man who we’ve been trained to fear.’”

      — Co-host Touré on MSNBC’s The Cycle, August 16, 2012.

      Host Martin Bashir: “Of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s forthcoming oration, can I quote something [to] you? ‘For four years, Barack Obama has been running from the nation’s problems. He hasn’t been working to earn re-election. He’s been working to earn a spot on the PGA tour.’ How about that?”

      MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell: “Well, we know exactly what he’s trying to do there….These people reach for every single possible racial double-entendre they can possibly find in every one of these speeches.”

      — MSNBC’s Martin Bashir, August 29, 2012, talking about McConnell’s speech at the Republican National Convention.

      They hate Obama. They want him out of the White House more than they want to destroy al Qaeda. Their number one enemy in the world right now, on the right, is their hatred — hatred for Obama. We can go into that about the white working class in the South, and looking at these numbers we’re getting in the last couple days about racial hatred in many cases. This isn’t about being a better president. They want to get rid of this president. That’s their number one goal and they’re willing to let Romney go to the hard center, even if it’s to the left on issues, as long as they get rid of this guy.”

      — Chris Matthews during MSNBC’s post-debate coverage, October 22, 2012

      “I look at Obama as a perfect American. I don’t mean politically. We can disagree left and right on him. You can argue about the drones. Argue about the fiscal policy, all that stuff. But as a citizen. The guy went to school, he never broke a law. He did everything right. He raised a wonderful family. He’s a good husband, a good father. My God I don’t think he’s ever gotten a speeding ticket. The guy does everything right and these right-wingers — and he’s really been pretty moderate on guns until the horror of Newtown — and I don’t know what they’re so afraid of, except that he happens to be black.”

      — Host Chris Matthews on MSNBC’s Hardball, March 6, 2013

      What does your study tell you about the nature of the racial piece here of the Tea Party?…Is it sort of a resumption of the Old South, of the way things were before the Civil War, for example? Is it like that old dreamy nostalgia you get in the old movies, Gone With the Wind? Is it that kind of America they want to bring back or what? When there were no gays, where blacks were slaves, Mexicans were in Mexico? I mean, is this what they want?”

      — Chris Matthews to author Christopher Parker on MSNBC’s Hardball, March 20, 2013

      The problem is there are people in this country — maybe 10 percent, I don’t know what the number, maybe 20 percent on a bad day — who want this President to have an asterisk next to his name in the history books, that he really wasn’t President….They can’t stand the idea that he is President, and a piece of it is racism. Not that somebody in one racial group doesn’t like somebody in another racial group. So what? It is the sense that the white race must rule. That’s what racism is. And they can’t stand the idea that a man who is not white is President.”

      — Chris Matthews appearing as a guest on MSNBC’s PoliticsNation, May 15, 2013

      “The IRS is being used in exactly the same way as they tried to use the President’s birth certificate…Despite the complete lack of any evidence linking the President to the targeting of Tea Party groups, Republicans are using it as their latest weapon in the war against the black man in the White House….This afternoon, we welcome the latest phrase in the lexicon of Republican attacks on this President — the IRS. Three letters that sound so innocent, but we know what you mean.”

      — MSNBC host Martin Bashir, June 5, 2013.

      ¦ “At least back in 1939, when Marian Anderson had to sing here, ‘My Country ‘Tis of Thee’ rather than at the Constitution Hall, because — they said the reason was she was black. At least they were honest back then….[Today] you’ve got people talking about nullification of the law of the land [ObamaCare]. You got people talking impeachment like [Senator Tom] Coburn. You got Ted Cruz out there. They never say their problem with Obama is that he’s black, but look at the pattern….At least the Daughters of the American Revolution knew what they were saying and they said it out loud: ‘He’s black, she’s black, she can’t sing here.’ These guys today use all the techniques of nullification and talking about illegitimacy and accusing the President of being a crook, basically, for even being president, because he’s here illegally. And then they talk about impeaching him on grounds they can’t even come up with. At least in the old days they were honest about it. Today, they’re not.”

      — Chris Matthews during MSNBC live coverage of the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, August 28, 2013.

      ¦ “I want to talk today about a controversial word….A word that was originally intended as a derogatory term, meant to shame and divide and demean. The word was conceived of by a group of wealthy white men who needed a way to put themselves above and apart from a black man, to render him inferior and unequal and to diminish his accomplishments…. Y’all know the word that I’m talking about: ‘ObamaCare.’”

      — Host Melissa Harris-Perry on her MSNBC show, December 8, 2013.

      Host Ed Schultz compared Tea Party activists to Nazi brownshirts and said that the Republican Party stands for racism; and accused Texas Gov. Rick Perry of referring to Obama in racial terms when he described the national debt as a “big black cloud” hanging over the heads of the American people.

      Reporter Lawrence O’Donnell accused Republican U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell of using a “racial double-entendre” when McConnell complained that Obama spends too much time golfing;

      Daytime anchor Thomas Roberts famously claimed that Republicans want to go back to a time when “slavery was cool;”

      Contributing analyst Toure – so self-important that he goes by only one name – accused Romney of participating in the “niggerization” of Obama;

      PRESS: I just think the whole thing is outrageous. I hate this apology, I think it was unnecessary and just, just played right into their hands. And, I mean, they won’t (laughs), they’re not going to let conservatives watch MSNBC, fine! You’re not even going to notice that. How many conservatives, seriously, are watching Ed Schultz or Rachel Maddow, you know, or Al Sharpton every night?

      JEREMY HOLDEN OF MEDIA MATTERS: Yeah, yeah, I don’t know, but, uh, I’m just …

      PRESS: It’s silly.

      HOLDEN: I want to see how this probation looks and when it ends. (Alluding to RNC chair Reince Priebus’s response to Cheerios ad tweet). And what, you know, is there going to be a soft landing from the probation? This is kind of silly at this point.

      PRESS: It is and, you know, first of all, good for Cheerios for bringing that spot back and not bowing into the pressure and as far as this tweet goes, again, “maybe the rightwing will hate it, but everybody else will go awww: the adorable new #Cheerios ad w/ biracial family,” that’s the truth. That is the truth! The right winger, the racist right winger will hate it. Everybody else will like it. It’s a beautiful spot.

      —————————–

      Hunter – Daily Kos

      MSNBC bending over themselves to apologize for someone in the network thinking the American right wing was made up of people who pore over the nation’s television commercials to find companies acting Not Bigoted Enough is, and there’s no other word for it, pathetic. As are, of course, the predictable reactions from the right wing themselves. You would think that people who get so very, very, very mad whenever someone suggests that they might be bigoted simpletons would be able to go at least one weekend without proving to be exactly that, but no. Never quite works out that way.

      ————

      Ron Fournier – Twitter

      The GOP argument on Obamacare has more than a whiff of Reagan-era racial “welfare queen” politics —>

      ————

      Ron Fournier – Twitter

      In light of today’s #Obamacare column, a little background: “How and Why Romney is Playing the Race Card.”

      —————-

      “There are certain elements of the party who go out of their way to demonize people who don’t look like the way they’d like them to look like or came from some other place,” Powell said. “I think

      the party has to deal with this.”

      ———–

      Markos MoulitsaS

      …[T]he GOP has a problem. It can’t win national elections without getting some support from immigrant demographics—Asians and Latinos, the fastest growing in the country. Yet conservatives hate brown and different-looking people. They speak foreign languages and eat weird stuff and play strange music and vote Democratic. Those are all unforgivable sins.

      ————–

      GERALDO

      “What we had here with you and President Obama was a culture class… It was the president of most of the white guys of America, that’s you. And, Barack Obama the president of almost everybody else. And the discussion was at that level… To watch it was some ways unsettling to me… What you did was strip him of his majesty…”

      ———

      ——————

      From An examiner story about congressman Cummings

      In fact, the authors of the very report cited by Cummings, Devin Burghart and Leonard Zeskind also “exposed” alleged links between “certain Tea Party factions and acknowledged racist hate groups,” for the NAACP in 2010, as reported by Jack Cashill at the American Thinker, who writes wryly that Zeskind “could find racists in each of the nine choirs of angels and feel comfortable designating at least three of those choirs as hate groups.”

      At the time, Burghart and Zeskind wrote in part that Tea Party members were

      “defending their special pale-skinned privileges and power.”

      ——————-

      HOWARD FINEMAN (on MSNBC): And as if that’s some kind of explanation, some kind of explanation for the weird phenomenon of the fact that the Republicans didn’t win. There was this extraterrestrial force out there of African-Americans and Hispanics.

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      CHarlie Crist – ““Sadly I think another part of it was that he was a Democrat, but not just a Democrat, an African-American.””

      ———–

      MSNBC interview regarding rejection of union.

      WAGNER: – nails this a little bit. And he talks about the UAW has, or the idea of organized labor and finds, y’know, great welcome in NYU and in bastions of sort of liberal, progressive thought. But then when it comes down to it, here you have workers on an assembly line in Chattanooga, Tennessee, who have turned down the option. And he makes a point that, “As many unions have discovered, generally to their woe, the politics of race and culture often eclipse those of class in the United States.” [1]

      NOAH: Right.

      WAGNER: And these sort of cultural means around unions, um, distracted from the actual economic benefits of them. [2]

      NOAH: The South has always been hostile territory for union organizing. Y’know, as Harold said, the culture war in the South trumps the class war. [1] You already have in a number of Southern states right to work laws, which means that even if they had unionized the plants, those who benefitted from the presence of that union wouldn’t have had to pay union dues if they didn’t feel like it.

      So you’re in an overwhelmingly hostile climate. And the opposition I gather, through, portrayed this as a kind of northern invasion, a refighting of the Civil War. [3] Apparently there are not a lot of, uh, black employees in this particular plant. [4] And so, that kind of, uh, uh, uh, waving of the Confederate flag was an effective strategy. [5]

      WAGNER: That would explain also the sign, “United Obama Workers,” which speaks volumes [6] in terms of the, uh, cultural differences in certain parxts of the country. Author Timothy Noah, thank you as always for your time and thoughts.

      —————-

      In May 2010, he told guests at a private White House dinner that race was probably a key component in the rising opposition to his presidency from conservatives, especially right-wing activists in the anti-incumbent “Tea Party” movement that was then surging across the country. Many middle-class and working-class whites felt aggrieved and resentful that the federal government was helping other groups, including bankers, automakers, irresponsible people who had defaulted

      Harry reid – ““We’re not going to bow to tea party anarchists who deny

      the mere fact that Obamacare is the law. We will not bow to tea party anarchists who

      refuse to accept that the Supreme Court ruled that Obamacare is constitutional,”

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      Former Wash Post Editor Robert Kaiser

      “The base consists principally of white evangelical Christians who, the pollsters tell us, fear that their America is disappearing. Of course they are right; it has probably disappeared already. Their America would not have elected a black president.

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      From Wash times regarding Obama appointee

      A furious Mr. Reid hinted that Republicans’ opposition was based on racism, pointing to to several other black nominees that GOP senators had opposed earlier. But in the case of Mr. Adegbile, his defense of Abu-Jamal was too much for even some Democrats

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      Andrew O’Hehir Salon.com

      When you think of the face of white rage in America, it belongs to a red-faced Irish dude on Fox News.

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      Paul krugman NY Times

      Indeed, race is the Rosetta Stone that makes sense of many otherwise incomprehensible aspects of U.S. politics.

      We are told, for example, that conservatives are against big government and high spending. Yet even as Republican governors and state legislatures block the expansion of Medicaid, the G.O.P. angrily denounces modest cost-saving measures for Medicare. How can this contradiction be explained? Well, what do many Medicaid recipients look like – and I’m talking about the color of their skin, not the content of their character – and how does that compare with the typical Medicare beneficiary? Mystery solved.

      One odd consequence of our still-racialized politics is that conservatives are still, in effect, mobilizing against the bums on welfare even though both the bums and the welfare are long gone or never existed. Mr. Santelli’s fury was directed against mortgage relief that never actually happened. Right-wingers rage against tales of food stamp abuse that almost always turn out to be false or at least greatly exaggerated. And Mr. Ryan’s black-men-don’t-want-to-work theory of poverty is decades out of date.

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      Huffington post 8 apr 2014

      There has been a long-simmering controversy about whether supporters of the Tea Party are more racially prejudiced than the average American, with some solid public opinion evidence suggesting that they are. However, well beyond the Tea Party hard core, there is evidence that race does play a role.

      Is the problem of relentless partisan animus in the Obama era one of lingering racism?

      ==========

      Candy Crowley: Do you think your Republican colleagues are racist?

      DCCC Chairl Steve Israel: Not all of them, no. Of course not. But to a significant extent, the Republican base does have elements that are animated by racism.

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      Pelosi : Racist GOP won’t deal with immigration.

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      WAPO article entitled “Democrats are talking about race and the Republican Party an awful lot lately. Is it a smart midterm strategy?”

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      The New Republic – The Right’s Racial Blinders What really explains the politics of the Obama era

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      Dana Milbank – “Let’s compare Holder to Kathleen Sebelius, who has presided over Obamacare, which is the thing that has most antagonized the Right and the Republicans over all these years. You’re not seeing calls for her impeachment, you’re not seeing the same level of personal vitriol.

      I think, that’s why, again, it’s fair to ask the question, and let every individual say why it is that they have that particular antipathy toward this attorney general, toward this president, and why not, say, toward Kathleen Sebelius, who they’re obviously much more at odds with.”

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      Salon: ABC News ‘Bending Over Backwards’ to Offer Laura Ingraham a Platform for ‘Vile Racism’

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      WAPO article

      “Baseball great Hank Aaron is catching hell for telling the truth. Actually, the Hall of Famer is catching hell from racists because he had the temerity to point out that racism still exists. Those who think otherwise are delusional and willfully ignorant of the racial state of play in the United States.

      Aaron’s alleged offense occurred in a USA Today interview with sports reporter Bob Nightengale. Aaron explained why he still has the racist hate mail he received as he closed in on breaking Babe Ruth’s all-time home run record 40 years ago last week.”

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      Hank Aaron

      “Sure, this country has a black president, but when you look at a black president, President Obama is left with his foot stuck in the mud from all of the Republicans with the way he’s treated. We have moved in the right direction, and there have been improvements, but we still have a long ways to go. The bigger difference is back then they had hoods. Now they have neckties and starched shirts.””

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      Yahoo news article by Matt Bai

      So now it’s out there. After five years of studied reticence (unless they were talking privately to one another or their supporters), Democratic leaders in Washington finally went public last week with what they really think is motivating Republican opposition to Barack Obama. As Steve Israel, one of the top Democrats in Congress, told CNN’s Candy Crowley, the Republican base, “to a significant extent,” is “animated by racism.”

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  • jim_m

    Of course the dems are seeking government funds for an obama library. You don’t expect them to pay for a temple to their god themselves do you? Leftists understand that charity begins at home… your home not theirs.

  • Lawrence Westlake

    Obviously this is a non-story (check out the transcripts of court or admin. hearings for example, if you really want to see how often people innocuously misspeak), but that aside Rahm always is an interesting topic, in and of himself. Brutally corrupt. Suffering from the mental disorder of being a liberal. A member of the urban Democrat machine. A self-hating Jew. Knows where a lot of bodies are buried, so to speak. Loyal Clintonista. Plus it’s not entirely out of the question that he’ll be Hillary’s veep choice, which means ipso facto that it’s within the realm of likelihoods that he could become veep and ultimately some day even POTUS. Scary,

  • 914

    Liberal math comes in handy for things like dead vote gathering and Obamacrap sign up propaganda. Cheating is in the blood.

  • ackwired

    LOL…good catch.